John Heath (politician)

John Heath ( born May 8, 1758 in Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia; † October 13, 1810 in Richmond, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1793 and 1797 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Heath was temporarily taught by private teachers. He then studied at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. He then took part in the War of Independence. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in Northumberland County in this profession. Between 1781 and 1784, and again from 1787 to 1793, he worked as a prosecutor. For some years he was a member of the Privy Council of Virginia. In 1782 he was elected to the House of Representatives of Virginia. Politically, he was an opponent (Anti - Administration Group ) of the first federal government under President George Washington. Later he became a member of the late 1790s by Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic-Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1792 Heath was elected in the then newly established 19th electoral district of Virginia in the time which meets even in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1793. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1797 two legislative sessions. In 1796 he opted not to run again. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Heath practiced law in Heathsville. In 1803 he moved to Richmond, where he also worked as a lawyer. Since 1803 he was again at the Privy Council of Virginia. He died on October 13, 1810 in Richmond.